Tarra Bulga National Park

It all started with the sign near the caravan park.  Mum saw the sign first.  We had the park manager show us around her outside of the park shop and especially a talking parrot!

Next thing we know is her asking “Do you want to see the eels?”

”Yes please” came the answering chorus of voices from three excited little kids, Lucy, Susan and I.

Mum echoed “all right “a bit too late and uncertainly. Then Dad and Edmond said “all right” so the smiling park manager led us all down to a little river with some sort of food for the eels. She asked if we would like to feed them, and Susan and I chorused “yes please” again, so she gave us both some of the food.  She took some for herself and throw it whole in the water and said ”Oops you should never throw it whole into the water.  It can kill the eels.”  So we shredded it all up and throw it in the water in bits.
After that we parked the caravan near to an ice cold shallow river and in the shade of some tall gum trees.  While Dad unhitched, Mum and I were getting out all five bikes from the caravan.
We all wanted to stay and explore the forest but we could not with the caravan so the park manager offered to let us in for free for the day. When we all went exploring
Dad suggested that we kids went down to the little ice cold river that wowed its way through the mountains. I was disappointed that it was not deep enough to swim in the water.  I was pleased, though, when Mum told us all to have a bath in the cold water.

We all wanted to go exploring the forest so we went up the road about five or six km away we found a path and decided to go there
Although we did not know it the path lead down to Tara falls. A magnificent water fall which seem to come from the sky. We all felt like ants.

We stayed longer than we’d planned, because in the hot weather the cool the temperate rainforest provided and the icy creek to play in were too tempting.

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About Peter

Hello, my name is Peter, and I am eleven years old. I like to read, particularly fantasy and adventure. My favourite authors are Angie Sage, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, and J.K. Rowling.

I am traveling around Australia in a caravan with my Mum,Dad,baby brother and two sisters. My brother, Edmund, is two, and my sisters are named Lucy, who is six, and Susan, who is eight. My favourite places are Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Mt. Hothom, Andamooka, Gem Tree and Phillip Island. At Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyonn, we walked for ages. At Mt.hothom we skied for the whole season and tobboganned.

I like to read, listen to audiobooks on my ipod, ride my bike sing, memorise poems, take photos, maths, cooking, campfires, and swim. My favourite songs are by Louis Armstrong.

My sisters and I are homeschooled. Mum tells me sometimes that I have to read a particular book. Sometimes Mum tells me to read a book, and I usually say “No way! I hate that book!” but then once I read it I usually find I love it. It was like that with J.R.R.Tolkein, Angie Sage, Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. I knew that I’d like L.Frank Baum, though, because Mum had played some of the Wizard of Oz audiobooks in the car.


  1. I really enjoyed reading this one, Peter. I find it interesting to know what you enjoyed and remember from the different places we’ve been.

    You’ve got a good memory, young man.

  2. Thanks to your mum I discover a new website which is like a window on a new world for me + a way to improve my English.
    Except that today my new word is “eel” (by the way it is “anguille” in French).
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  3. Amazing you can remember it well Peter. Writing about it will make you remember it even longer. It is interesting to read about which details were important to you

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